Table 2 Parameters in the simplified MCS model.

From: Diurnal self-aggregation

Model parameter Numerical value Description
a0 25 km2 Area of a single site
Acrit 500 km2 Critical area for MCS formation
pact 0.8 Activation potential along MCS fronts
τcp 3 h Duration when CPs can activate new rain cells
pinh −0.8 Refractory potential underneath cold pools
τinh 24 h Humidity inhibitory time
ta 0.1 K, 0.5 K Diurnal near-surface temperature amplitudes